doubting Thomas

noun
doubting Thom·​as | \-ˈtä-məs \

Definition of doubting Thomas 

: an incredulous or habitually doubtful person

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Examples of doubting Thomas in a Sentence

She kept trying, hoping to prove all those doubting Thomases wrong. an astronomer who enjoys taking the role of the doubting Thomas in debates with UFOlogists

First Known Use of doubting Thomas

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for doubting Thomas

St. Thomas, apostle who doubted Jesus' resurrection until he had proof of it (John 20:24–29)

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doubting Thomas

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English Language Learners Definition of doubting Thomas

: someone who rarely trusts or believes things before having proof : a doubtful or skeptical person

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